01-25-2010, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by HollyinWA
Congrats on the eggs! I have only experienced Angel eggs, but I do remember that if they were not kept in with the parents, I had to put an air stone in near the eggs for cirulation that the parents would normally provide by fanning them with their fins. This helps prevent the eggs from getting fungus on them. I also vaguely remember using something added to the water to help prevent fungus on the eggs, but can't really remember. However, this can be all different with different breeds of eggs. I do not know enough about hatching eggs from other breeds...just Angel Fish.
Keep us posted!
Methylene blue is the anti-fungus substance. In fact, if a fish develops a spot of fungus, the quickest cure is to dab the spot with either methylene blue or malachite green; it kills it instantly and there is no drug left in the tank. Of course, you have to catch the fish and that is some stress, so weigh the options. I usually leave it alone, the few times I might see it, and it clears up with clean water (regular pwc again). But if it is a bad spot, a dab of either drug will kill it (you hold the fish in the net just out of the water to dab the fungus, then the fish is released back into the tank).